MLB Players Weekend Features Fashion and Funky Nicknames On Jerseys

MLB is trying to get its swagger up and appeal to a hipper audience with its “Players Weekend” festivities from August 25-27. 

Jordan Crosbie on Twitter

I want to get Chris Sale’s players weekend jersey mostly because of the Stickman club @MichaelRapaport @BillSimmons #PlayersWeekend

MLB players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth league designs, and they can also replace last names with nicknames on jersey nameplates. They can also wear custom-designed flashy equipment, from batting gloves to bats, that shows their personalities.

Crush Shot Sports on Twitter

PittsburghPirates #TeamPirates Cutch jersey, bright gear for Players Weekend https://t.co/cjHl0dXJU8 – https://t.co/dMbJd52Wer

Baseball has always been a very traditional, strict and by the book sport, so this new fashion allowance is a big deal. Football players fancying up their cleats is one thing. It’s a brutally beautiful game of ego and bravado. 

But baseball is considered a gentlemans game and rarely do players get to flex their funkier side. 

This Players Weekend breaks the monotony of a very methodical game and fans are sure to get a kick out of it as they will have many opinions on the various monikers.

MLB.com provided a list of top 101 nicknames that will be worn this weekend.  

They even did a Top 15 list.

Some of the more fashion-conscious players will surely take advantage of it. Others have refused to rock a nickname. Fans, however,  are already purchasing the nickname jerseys in anticipation of an outside-of-the-box MLB fashion weekend. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.